Friday, February 24, 2012

Hispanic University offers online degrees

The National Hispanic University introduces first entirely online degree programs

Dr. David P. Lopez, NHU President
SAN JOSE, CA -- An increasing number of young Hispanics are enrolling in college, according to research from the Pew Hispanic Center. To support this growing trend and its mission of providing access to quality higher education for Hispanics and others serving diverse communities, The National Hispanic University (NHU) announced it will introduce its first entirely online degree programs starting April 30.
            NHU President Dr. David P. López made the announcement during NHU’s 30th anniversary celebration event on Friday, Feb. 24. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa was the keynote speaker for the event and received an honorary doctoral degree in recognition of his commitment to education and for his efforts to improve access to education on behalf of the Hispanic community. Mayor Villaraigosa presented Dr. López with a certificate from the city of Los Angeles in recognition of NHU’s achievements in delivering quality education to the Hispanic community.
            “Throughout three decades of development, the university has remained dedicated to a noble goal—to bring traditionally underserved students into the university classroom and prepare them for successful careers and positions of leadership,” said Mayor Villaraigosa. “With the launch of its online programs, the university has an opportunity to support the success of learners beyond San José and to prepare them to meet the needs of multicultural communities.”
            NHU recently received approval to offer its Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in Teaching and Learning and Bachelor of Arts in Child Development programs online, and the university is expected to begin offering additional programs online later this year.
            “For 30 years, NHU has been a national institution of higher learning dedicated to educating our country’s Hispanic leaders of tomorrow,” said Dr. David López, NHU president. “Adding entirely online programs allows us to make higher education more accessible for our current and future community of learners and prepare them for successful careers and lifelong achievement.”
            NHU’s M.A. in Education program with a specialization in Teaching and Learning prepares educators to better motivate, educate and succeed in today’s culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. The program provides teachers with the advanced insight and knowledge to cultivate classroom environments that embrace and thrive on diversity while enhancing the learning of all students, including English-language learners.
            The B.A. in Child Development program is designed to prepare childcare professionals who are specialized in supporting the cultural, linguistic and social diversity needs of young children and their families. It offers a multicultural learning experience with a concentration in biliteracy that meets the educational needs of the growing base of Hispanic child development professionals.
            NHU was founded in 1981 by the late Dr. B. Roberto Cruz, who dedicated his life to making educational opportunities available to Hispanics and members of other underrepresented groups. Grounded in cultural respect, NHU fosters a learning environment that reflects the rich heritage and diversity of the Hispanic community.

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  1. Mitt Romney in talks over nationwide version of tough state immigration laws. - Immigration adviser Kris Kobach, the man behind controversial 'self-deportation' laws in Arizona and Alabama, says policy could force out 5 million illegal immigrants in just four years

    British "Guardian" Newspaper
    Mitt Romney to kick out 5 million illegal immigrants in just four years
    By Ed Pilkington in Topeka, Kansas
    Friday, February 24, 2012

    Some excerpts :

    Mitt Romney has discussed the possibility of imposing a nationwide crackdown on undocumented aliens, a move that his leading immigration adviser believes could force more than a million people to quit the country every year.

    Kris Kobach, the source of some of Romney's most controversial ideas on immigration, has told the Guardian that he has been in direct discussions with the presidential candidate about possible changes to federal policy should Romney win the Republican nomination and go on to take the White House.

    The changes would see "attrition through enforcement" – the state-level clampdown pioneered by Kobach in Arizona, Alabama and several other states – extended across the entire US in an attempt to winkle undocumented workers out of the country.

    Kobach estimates that within the first four years of a new Republican presidency, as many as half of the current pool of undocumented aliens – some 5.5 million – could be made to flee by introducing much more aggressive enforcement of immigration documents.

    The idea is to make the legal environment so hostile to undocumented families, and work so hard to come by, that they will choose to depart of their own volition – "self-deportation", as Kobach calls it.